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Top 10 Shortwave Radio Receivers of 2020 – Consumer Guide & Reviews

Rank No. #1
ICOM 7300 02 Direct Sampling Shortwave Radio Black
  • 100W (25W AM) Output power
  • 0.030-74.800 RX frequencies
  • Receiver type: Direct sampling
Rank No. #2
TECSUN R-9012 AM/FM/SW 12 Bands Shortwave Radio Portable Receiver Gray
  • 【Product Size】-13.1 x 2.8 x 8cm. Small size and light weight, easy to operate. It can fit in the pocket and carry everywhere for entertainment or study for family!
  • 【Product Function】-High sensitivity full band radio with FM MW SW 12 bands radio receiver. TECSUN R9012 Radio is portable multiband radio receiver!
  • 【Product accessories】 -1 x TECSUN R9012 Radio, 1 x English Manual, 1xTimely Customer Service. [Power Supply: Uses 2 AA Size Batteries or DC-IN 5V Charging Cable. (BOTH NOT INCLUDED)]
  • 【Easy Operate】-Just an On-Off switch, volume control, band selector switch, and tuning knob, TECSUN R9012 Radio is easy to operate the AM FM SW band!
  • 【After-sale service】-The product has a one-year warranty, for the details, please contact customer service. If you have any questions, contact us without hesitation. We'll try our best to solve the problem for you.
Rank No. #3
Eton Elite Field AM/FM/Shortwave Desktop Radio with Bluetooth
  • AM/FM SHORTWAVE RADIO: With high sensitivity, strong anti-interference, low background noise, & even lower distortion, this Bluetooth ready AM/FM/shortwave radio delivers excellent audio quality.
  • FINE TUNING: This radio features an LCD display with coarse/fine digital tuning, treble/bass control & 50 memory stations. It's Bluetooth ready so you can stream your own music or favorite podcast.RF gain control
  • VERSATILE RECEIVER: This radio includes a line-in/line-out & headphone jacks, plus an FM telescopic antenna & external AM/FM/shortwave antenna connections. Plus it comes with a handy carrying strap!
  • CONTINUING A LEGACY: For more than 30 years we've combined the best of old world analog electronics with the efficiency of modern day circuits & systems. Custom designed accessories like stitched satchels & pouches round out the Eton experience.
  • ETON'S COMMITMENT TO INFORMATION: We're committed to helping you stay entertained with access to the latest news, music & information. Whether you're listening to a local radio station or signals from a faraway land, make Eton’s radios your go-to source.
Rank No. #4
Si4732 Full Band Radio Receiver FM MW SW SSB Airband Radio Receiver Scanner Portable Handheld Radio Recorder Black, Built-in Battery, with Speaker, Antenna,Aluminum Alloy Case
  • 【Aluminum Alloy Case】 The portable Si4732 Full Band radio receiver made of Aluminum Alloy Case,strong and durable; the PCB retains the SI4735 package, users can replace the chip by themselves, and the software is compatible.
  • 【Wide Application】The Full Band Si4732 radio receiver suitable for outdoor camping, listening to radio music in the kitchen, it is a necessary condition for participating in the parade and family life.
  • 【Portable & Conveience】The full-band receivers lightweight and sturdy components and unique and exquisite design maximize portability; easily to use with both large tune knob and volume knob.
  • 【Technology】The Si4732 Full band radio receiver uses multiple conversion and DSP digital demodulation technology, greatly improving the sensitivity of the radio.Audio output supports headset 3.5MM;Support 8 ohm speaker 1W output;FM supports earphone antenna. Use a 3.6v lithium battery; Support USB charging.Antenna interface uses BNC.
  • 【Comprehensive Function】For this Si4732 radio receiver, FM stereo, AM, LW, SW, SSB world band receiver,radio receiver suitable for global FM broadcast reception; Audio bandwidth filter 0.5, 1, 1.2, 2.2, 3 and 4Khz; 22 commercial and ham radio bands pre configured.
Rank No. #5
1.10b Malahit DSP SDR Receiver 3.5" 50KHz-2GHz DSP SDR Receiver Malahit SDR Shortwave Radio Receiver Malachite DSP SDR Receiver,Aluminum Alloy
  • 【Frequency Range】50 kHz~2.0GHz (Registered version 1.10b);【Large Screen】3.5 inch capacitive touch screen.
  • 【Demodulation Mode】AM, LSB, NFM, WFM; (CW, MIN SNR);【Sensitivity】Under the condition of up to 250MHz, s/w is 0.3μV = 10dB.
  • 【Blocking Range】Due to the characteristics of msi001 chip used, dynamic blocking range is about 85dB.
  • 【Material】Aluminum Alloy shell with Cooling Hole, Better RF performance.
  • 【Package List】1 x Malahit DSP SDR Receiver Host (with Aluminum Alloy Shell);1 x Type C Charging Cable;1x Antenna
Rank No. #6
Usmile LW1650 Portable Long Line shortwave Antenna shortwave Radio Antenna for RTL SDR Receiver shortwave Radio Stations
  • This portable long line short-wave antenna is a simple suite, including all necessary kit.
  • It is simple and easy to install. Lightweight, compact, and easy to carry, widely used to receive short wave and medium wave as well as QRP radio station transmitting
  • Especially suited for camping, emergency communication, etc.
  • Especially suit for this 100KHz-1.7GHz VHF UHF Band RTL SDR+UpConverter SDR Receiver(http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01422FJMK)
SaleRank No. #7
Eaarliyam 3.5 50KHz-200MHz DSP SDR Receiver SDR Receiver SDR Shortwave Radio Receiver Malachite SDR Receiver with Metal Antenna
  • Sensitivity-Under the condition of up to 250MHz, 0.3μV = 10dB at s / w.
  • Large Screen:3.5-inch IPS display touch screen,a built-in UHF.
  • The powerful stm32h743 with a clock frequency of 480 MHz is applied.
  • Connect to a computer via USB, you can transmit CAT, IQ and audio.
  • Built-in receiving module in order to improve the HF reception on antenna, an additional board with a source follower has been developed. The board will be built into the standard receiver design.
Rank No. #8
1.10b 3.5" 50KHz-2GHz DSP SDR Receiver Malahit DSP SDR Receiver Malahit SDR Shortwave Radio Receiver Malachite DSP SDR Receiver ,Aluminum Alloy, with Cooling Hole
  • 【Frequency Range】50 kHz~2.0GHz (Registered version 1.10b);【Demodulation Mode】AM, LSB, NFM, WFM; (CW, MIN SNR);PS: With Cooling Hole.
  • 【Sensitivity】Under the condition of up to 250MHz, s/w is 0.3μV = 10dB.【Large Screen】3.5 inch capacitive touch screen.
  • 【Blocking Range】Due to the characteristics of msi001 chip used, dynamic blocking range is about 85dB.
  • 【Material】Aluminum Alloy shell with Cooling Hole, Better RF performance.
  • 【Package List】1 x SDR Receiver Host (with Aluminum Alloy Shell);1 x Type C Charging Cable;1x Antenna.
Rank No. #9
EXMAX EXD-737 Aviation FM/AM/SW/Band Shortwave Radio Receiver NOAA Weather Radios VHF Airband Portable Full Band Frequency Handheld Aircraft Radio Digital Alarm Speaker Gift for Parents - Gray
  • ► Full Band Hand Held Radio Receiver: EXD-737 wide band radio can receive various bands opening up a marvelous world of radio at home or on the go. It supports FM(87.5-108MHz)/AM(520-1720KHz)/SW short wave(2.3-30MHz)/ AIR aviation aircraft (118-138MHz) /CB city band(25-28MHz)/ VHF civil 30-223mHz(FM-N/FM/W) bands.VHF-N can receive coast/train/ racing/ weather channels; VHF-W can receive campus radio and TV sound;Supporting civilian VHF intercom band and US NOAA weather band frequency reception.
  • ► Powerful Memory Chip:EXD-737 aviation radio can store 50 radio stations for FM/AM/CB/SW/VHF/AIR frequency band.So it could store up to 300 frequency channels if available.Simple operation design.3 different convenient Tuning Methods :Manual search/Automatic search /full automatic search and store radio,It could auto-search valid channels on each band and store it. Also you could manually tune your favorite frequency and save the channel.Open up a fresh new world with EXD-737 full band radio.
  • ► Good Sound Reception Quality & Best Gift:In an age of ever evolving electronics, radio broadcasts rock even today. Portable digital EXD-737 full band radio will take you back to younger years without compromising sound quality. With a built-in 40mm large speaker, the compact radio will give you loud voice, beautiful sound quality and accurate listening.Pick up a practical and special present for someone you care.Simple to use, yet elegant and classy, it's sure to fill their heart with joy.
  • ► Long Lasting Enjoyment:Enjoy radio the whole day. With built-in 3.7V 700mAh lithium rechargeable battery,EXD-737 digital full band radio could last for weeks.Coming with Micro USB charge cable,it can be fully charged in about 4-5 hours from DC 5V power supply/bank.Lock key prevents accidental operation when put it in your pocket or bag.An One inch easy-to-read segment-style LCD screen is backlit to see even across the room and for night operate. Alarm ringing sound/radio automatic power on.
  • ► Ultra Portable Design &High reception sensitivity:Size of this little lovely radio is as small as an MP4,Compact with 4.13*2.36*0.59 inches and weight for 74g/0.16lb,You can put it in pocket or hang it on bag with the wrist strap, small size convenient to take anywhere. The retractable 7 sections antenna and an 3 meters long external cable antenna could enhance reception sensitivity and strengthen receiving ability for FM/SM.【100% Satisfaction Assured】EXMAX provides 3-year quality warranty.
Rank No. #10
Malahit DSP SDR Radio Receiver,KKmoon DSP SDR Receiver 50kHz-200MHz Malahit SDR Shortwave Radio Receiver 3.5 Inch Touching IPS Display Screen Malachite DSP Software Defined Radio
  • ❤❤❤The radio is built on base of the principle of SDR(Software Defined Radio), the function is determined by the loaded software.
  • ❤❤❤Frequency ranges from 50KHz to 200MHz.
  • ❤❤❤All types of analog-modulation: AM, SSB, NFM, WFM.
  • ❤❤❤Multiple functions: variable filter width, adaptive noise suppressor, threshold noise suppressor, noise blanker, AGC, equalizer.
  • ❤❤❤Adopts msi001 chip, and powerful stm32h743 with clock frequency of 480mhz.
Rank No. #11
Malahit DSP SDR Receiver,KKmoon Malahit DSP SDR Receiver 50kHz-200MHz,400MHz-2GHz Malahit SDR Shortwave Radio Receiver 3.5 Inch Touching IPS Display Screen Malachite DSP Software Defined Radio
  • ❤❤❤The receiver is based on the SDR principle architecture and its functions are determined by the loaded software.
  • ❤❤❤Frequency range: from 50 kHz to 200 MHz, 400 MHz to 2 GHz, this is the registered version, with the wilder frequency range.
  • ❤❤❤All types of ana-log modulation: AM,SSB,NFM,WFM,CW.
  • ❤❤❤Multifunction: variable filter width, adaptive noise suppressor, threshold noise suppressor, noise blanker,AGC, balancer.
  • ❤❤❤The reception on built-in telescope or external antenna is to improve the HF reception on telescope antenna, and an additional board with source follower has been developed. The board will be built into standard receiver design.
Rank No. #12
Fauge 50KHz-200MHz Malachite SDR Receiver Malahit Shortwave Radio 3.5inch Screen Instruments Network Analyzers with Antenna
  • Advantages:Malahit DSP SDR Receiver;3.5inch IPS display Press screen
  • Standard frequency range: 50KHz-200MHz;Demodulation mode: AM, SSB, NFM , WFM
  • 2. the frequency range from 50 kHz to 200 MHz (standard version) / from 50 kHz to 250 MHz, 400 MHz to 2 GHz (registered upgrade version).
  • Product Parameters:1. The radio is built based on SDR principle, and the function is determined by loaded software.
  • 3. all kinds of analog modulation: AM, SSB, NFM, WFM;
Rank No. #13
SupplySource AC Power Adapter for Radio Shack DX-392 Cat.No 20-219 A Shortwave Radio Receiver
  • ✔SAFETY: SupplySource Products manufactured with the highest quality materials and include multiple smart features safeguarding against IV - incorrect voltage, SC - short circuit, IO - internal overheating. Chargers are certificated with CE FCC etc.
  • ✔POWER SPECS - Input Volt Range: 100-240V / Input Frequency : 50-60Hz / Cable Length: 4FT
  • ✔NOTE: This Adapter is Brand New, High Quality Never USED (non-OEM). Please make sure the model of your device before buying
  • ✔AC Power Adapter For Radio Shack DX-392 Cat.No 20-219 A Shortwave Radio Receiver
  • ✔WARRANTY: 30 Days Money Back Guarantee / 60 Days Free Exchange With Paid Return Label / 720 Days Anytime Worry-Free Warranty! Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
SaleRank No. #14
TECSUN PL-380 DSP FM Stereo. MW. SW. LW. World Band PLL Radio Receiver, LCD Display, ETM Function Added
  • Using Silicon Labs Si4734 DSP; To Digitalize The Analog MW / FM / SW Broadcasting Signal Base On The Modern Software Technology And Radio Principles
  • Small and exquisite design, convenient to carry, excellent for walkers, hikers, campers, backpackers
  • Seven Tuning Mode Selectable,LCD Display Screen,550 Preset Memories,Digital Clock Function With 12/24 Hour Format,Highly Intelligent On / Off Switch
  • Light & Snooze Function,Key Lock Function,Built-In Charging System To Charge The Ni-Mh Rechargeable Battery,Built In Dc 5v Usb Jack, Earphone Jack
  • Accessories:1PC STEREO EARPHONE, 1PC EXTERNAL FM/SW ANTENNA, 1PC CARRYING POUCH AND ENGLISH MANUAL. 1 YEAR WARRANTY ONLY BACKED BY VAIROCANA
Rank No. #15
Retekess TR608 Shortwave Radio with Best Reception, Portable Radio Battery Operated, Digital Radio with DSP Chip and Air Band for Traveller(Black)
  • Best reception; shortwave radio with DSP chip and 20.87-inch retractable rotating antenna; greatly improving the shortwave reception effect
  • Battery operated; digital radio can be driven by DC 4.5V or 3 x AA batteries (not included); recommended to use heavy duty batteries; this type of AA battery is more suitable for TR618 battery compartment
  • Air band receiver; 118-138MHz frequency; can receive tower talks; flight information and weather information at the airport; with 30 station presets; receiving distance of 5 kilometers
  • AM FM SW radio with LCD backlight display; AM 522-1620KHz/520-1710KHz; FM 76-108MHz; SW 2.3-22.6MHz; with switchable backlight; 3 tuning modes
  • Convenient function; TR608 has a 3.5mm headphone jack; can be locked with one key; has a 24-hour clock; can set alarm clock and sleep timer
SaleRank No. #16
Tecsun PL-600 AM/FM/LW SSB Shortwave Radio, Black
  • PLL Synthesized world band receiver with dual conversion technology
  • AM/FM + LW + SW + SSB reception
  • Orange back-lit LCD with Frequency, Clock, Battery level & Reception strength
  • 600 memories + Dual alarm clock + 1-120 minutes sleep timer
  • 110V AC adapter and English Manual are included
Rank No. #17
Tuimiyisou Durable Radio Receiver Full Band Receiver Si4732 Fm Am SSB Radio Receiver Scanner Portable Handheld Radio Recorder Black
  • Application: Si4732 radio receiver suitable for outdoor camping, listening to radio music in the kitchen, it is a necessary condition for participating in the parade and family life
  • Small and portable: Full band receivers lightweight and sturdy components and unique and exquisite design maximize portability
  • Technology: Full band radio receiver uses multiple conversion and DSP digital demodulation technology, greatly improving the sensitivity of the radio
  • Features: FM stereo, AM, LW, SW, SSB world band receiver,radio receiver suitable for global FM broadcast reception
  • Material: The portable radio receiver made of plastic, strong and durable
Rank No. #18
Tecsun PL990 Digital Worldband AM/FM Shortwave Longwave Radio with Single Side Band Reception & MP3 Player, Matte Black
  • A digital portable receiver with comprehensive radio frequency coverage including AM, FM, longwave, shortwave, and single side band, and an MP3 player with micro-SD input, compatible with FLAC / WAV/ APE / WMA and MP3 formats, a Sandisk Ultra 16GB micro-SD card is included
  • Analog high-IF AM circuitry plus triple conversion IF and modern DSP digital demodulation technology as well as synchronized detection for enhanced and unparalleled reception sensitivity, selectivity, and anti-image interference capability across the bands
  • A premium full-range 4 ohms / 3 watts speaker with built-in class AB amplifier delivers loud, rich, crispy, dynamic and distortion-free sound for utmost entertainment experience, a 3.5 mm stereo earphone jack for private listening (stereo earphones included)
  • Other convenient features include an alarm clock with snooze function; a sleep timer of up to 120 minutes; USB audio input; external antenna input; 3.5mm audio output; 3,150 memories for easy access to frequently listened stations; keylock function for preserving settings; and a few undisclosed gems to be discovered by end users
  • Powered by one single 3.7V / 2,600 mAh 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery with built-in charger, battery included
Rank No. #19
SI4732 All Band Full Frequency Radio Receiver, FM AM (MW and SW) SSB (LSB and USB) with Speaker, Antenna, Battery
  • Use a 3.6v lithium battery and support USB charging
  • FM supports earphone antenna
  • Audio output supports headset 3.5MM
  • Support 8-ohm speaker 1W output
  • The PCB retains the SI4735 package, users can replace the chip by themselves, and the software is compatible
SaleRank No. #20
Sangean ATS-405 FM-Stereo/AM/Short Wave World Band Receiver, Silver
  • Professional Digital Multi-Band World Receiver
  • Has 108 Presets (36 FM/ 36 AM /36 SW)—Frequency Coverage:MW/AM: 520-1710 kHz (522-1710 kHz-Europe) FM: 87.50-108, 76-108, SW: 2.3-26.10 MHz
  • Rechargeable Battery with LED Indicator
  • Carrying Pouch Included
  • Five Tuning Methods: 10 Key Pad Direct Frequency Access, Auto Scan, Manual Tuning, Memory Recall and Rotary Tuning

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